The Season Opening One Acts
September 22, 23, & 24 at 7:30 p.m.
 A PLACE Event and a Lacroute Arts Series Event

Linfield Theatre "Season Opening One Acts" Poster

The Linfield Theatre Program's 97th season and 14th season in the Marshall Theatre begins with "Season Opening One Acts," featuring The Internet Is Distract—Oh Look A Kitten!Simulation, and "Wildcats Connected." Performance dates are Thursday, Sept. 22, Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall.

The PLACE Theme
The "Season Opening One Acts" explore Linfield's PLACE theme (Program for Liberal Arts & Civic Engagement) for 2016/18: The Digital Society. The 2016-2017 specific theme, the Digital Self, focuses on the ways individuals engage with technology, including its affects on our identities, our physical bodies, our self expression, our interpersonal relationships and our social interactions. Each of these short one acts offers a unique perspective on these issues. For more information visit the PLACE Website.

Act One:
The Internet Is Distract--Oh Look A Kitten! takes a comical look at one student desperately trying to finish a paper but who instead finds many online diversions as the deadline looms. This short comedy, written by Ian McWethy, is directed by Linfield alum Jenny Layton '14.  It is presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Act Two:
Simulation by Carrie Vaughn was commissioned by the Theatre Program and the Lacroute Arts Series specifically for Linfield's PLACE program. This world premier provides an intriguing look at digital identity and questions the existence of not only the roles we assume on the Internet but also whether we exist at all . . . or are we just programmed to think we exist. Chris Forrer, Linfield class of 2013, will direct. This act contains strong language and strobe lighting effects.

About the Playwright:
Carrie Vaughn, the  author of twenty novels and eighty short stories, has repeatedly appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for her Kitty Norville series. For more information about Carrie, please visit her Website.

Act Three:
"Wildcats Connected" will bring the focus back to the Linfield campus where audience members will have a chance to connect with author Carrie Vaughn, the directors,  the production team, and others to discuss how the digital age has changed our lives, for better or for worse.

Tickets:
All tickets are $5 and seating is reserved. Purchase on the web and pick your tickets up at the box office the night of the show. Just click on the “Buy Tickets Now” button below. Tickets also will be on sale at the Marshall Theatre Box Office beginning Monday, September 19. Located in Ford Hall, the box office is open Monday through Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 503.883.2292. The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible

Directions to Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall:
To reach Ford Hall from Hwy. 99W in south McMinnville, turn east on Keck Drive at Albertson's. Take Keck Drive to Lever Street and turn right. Take the next immediate right at Ford Drive into the theatre parking lot. Ford Hall is located at the west end of the parking lot. For a campus map, visit: http://www.linfield.edu/campus-map.html

This production is presented by the Linfield Theatre program and the Lacroute Arts Series, and is a Linfield PLACE event. The Lacroute Arts Series is made possible by the generosity of Ronni Lacroute, Linfield College trustee and arts benefactor.